Talking Culture - Photobook Friday

Talking Culture

Ellen Melville Centre + online via Zoom (NZT) • 4 June

11am-3pm Fri 4 June
2 Freyberg Pl, City
Diana Markosian, Eiji Ohashi, Chris Leskovsek and Sara McIntyre

Auckland Festival of Photography presents Talking Culture

Panel Presentations - 30 mins + Q&A 
Photobook Friday

The festival is pleased to bring to Auckland, for the 5th year running, our Photobook Friday event, kicking off the festival on the opening weekend. Come along to see presentations from photographers, international and local, who have published some of the best photography books over the past 12 months, while viewing a selection of these books in person. (Our International artists will be joining live - online) 

11am - 11:45am Diana Markosian

Diana Markosian, who's book Santa Barbara was chosen as one of the top ten photobooks of 2020 by renowned photo blog 1000 Words. The book, published by Aperture, represents the photographer’s incredible personal story of immigration, adapted into film and photography.

12pm - 12:45pm Eiji Ohashi

Eiji Ohashi, a photographer from Japan who's book Roadside Lights Seasons: Winter is a beautiful tome of photographs of vending machines dotted around Japanese landscapes, ubiquitous in their strangeness and solitude. The book is part of a series and is published by Case Publishing.

1pm - 1:45pm Chris Leskovsek

Chris Leskovsek’s self-published book Not Too Bad is made up of fragments of his life in New Zealand, as he attempts to make sense of a place far from his home country of Chile.

2pm - 2:45pm Sara McIntyre

Sara McIntyre presents her book, Observations of a Rural Nurse (Massey University Press), reflections on her time working in Kākahi, both as a nurse and doing rounds as a photographer.


Visit Ellen Melville Centre to view in-person or a live screening of the presentations, Auckland address is listed above, in level 1 and 2 only.


Held on ZOOM - free to attend no bookings required, simply follow the steps below:

1. Copy and Paste the below ZOOM link to join. (This will require you to download Zoom app on your phone or computer)

2. Please logon a few minutes before the scheduled start of the session; we will 'accept attendees from the waiting room' at the start time

3. You will be able to listen through your computer speakers and view the presenter(s) – please turn off video sharing and your microphone

4. You will be able to ask questions through the 'live chat' type function during the session. We will answer the questions towards the end

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 203 579 9839
Passcode: Festival21

Diana Markosian

Diana Markosian, Santa Barbara

 Eiji Ohashi

Eiji Ohashi, Roadside Lights Seasons: Winter

Chris Leskovsek

Chris Leskovsek, Not Too Bad 

Sara McIntyre

Sara McIntyre, Observations of a Rural Nurse



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